Is 10.3 i386 jinxed ?

Manish Jain bourne.identity at
Tue May 3 16:35:02 UTC 2016

On 05/03/16 21:48, Polytropon wrote:
> On Tue, 3 May 2016 21:37:36 +0530, Manish Jain wrote:
>> I found what is the problem, with the help of Ultimate Boot CD. UBCD
>> says the video memory is corrupt.
> Ha! As assumed, it looked too much like hardware error...
>> Does that mean I have to trash the
>> entire laptop, or is there some way to replace the video memory ?
> Depends.
> There are laptops where the GPU memory is allocated from the
> installed memory modules that serve as RAM. Other models have
> dedicated chips for the GPU which are independent. In such a
> case, you probably cannot replace them. But if it's the first
> case mentioned, exchange the RAM modules. The memtest results
> usually are "false-negative" because the GPU memory is already
> "cut off" from the cells available as regular RAM, so those do
> not get tested.

In case the video RAM is part of a dedicated chip, then should it not be 
possible to replace the chipset ? With PC's, this is possible, I know. 
But laptops, I have no idea.

Manish Jain

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